The story of Tenuta di Trinoro is that of a terroir-inspired visionary, who defied convention to follow his instinct. From his 22 hectare estate in Val dOrcia, Southern Tuscany, Andrea Franchetti now produces some of the greatest examples of Bordeaux blends to come out of Italy.
Innovation, creativity, and expression are at the core of Tenuta di Trinoro and Andrea's winemaking philosophy, much of which stems from the vision and culture of his family. From an early age, he was inspired by his uncle, the great artist Cy Twombly, as well as the great winemaking traditions of his extended family, the Rothschild's. Wine has long been Andrea's passion, and prior to winemaking he had established his own import business in the US, supplying top-quality Italian wine to New Yorks restaurant scene. But after years of traveling and working with hospitality, Franchetti decided to leave metropolitan life behind and return to Italy to embark on a career in wine production.
Tenuta di Trinoro was founded in 1991 on a trip to Val dOrcia. An area with no previous viticultural history. Struck by the dry air and blinding light, Andrea came across a rundown old farmhouse, with no road access, surrounded by woodland and it was here that he decided to establish a vineyard from scratch using the classic Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The first vintage of Tenuta di Trinoro was produced in 1997 and immediately caught the eye across Italy and abroad. Today, through quality focussed, terroir-driven winemaking, Tenuta di Trinoro produce complex wines, which show power and concentration. This cult winemaker continues to push boundaries as well as his own personal standards, a seriously exciting producer, of legendary status.